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Collins will keep zero-carbon law

Today 11:00am - New National Party leader Judith Collins says zero-carbon legislation will stay in place under a government led by her, but there will be changes.

Landfill costs will soar as dumping hits home

Today 11:00am - The cost of dumping waste in landfills will rise as the Government tries to tackle the country’s mounting rubbish problem.


Today 11:00am - The Pre-Election Fiscal and Economic Update (known affectionately as the Prefu) will be released on August 20 – a month before the country goes to the polls.


Today 11:00am - Ten years ago, a United States congressional report showed that passing Senator John Kerry’s climate change bill would cut the country’s debt by $US19 billion.

Most Kiwis happy with our climate-change stand

Climate protest in Wellington

Tuesday - The majority of New Zealanders are satisfied with the Government’s climate-change programme, new research suggests.


Tuesday - The Government is taking applications to fast-track infrastructure projects through the consenting process, using the recently passed Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act.


Tuesday - Ten years ago, forest owners were testing TradeMe as a platform for selling carbon credits.

Future of Big Industry uncertain, warns minister

Shane Jones

Monday - The future of the Marsden Point oil refinery, the Glenbrook steel mill and large-scale wood processing are all at risk as New Zealand decarbonises, infrastructure and regional development minister...

Greens put pressure on coal-fired boilers

Monday - The Green Party wants coal-fired industrial boilers outlawed within five years.


Monday - Ten years ago, the Government was ditching proposals for mandatory product stewardship.


Monday - TODAY, talks for a free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom get under way.

FRIDAY POLITICS: We need a power plan

Friday - Picture this: you’re a Prime Minister who’s weathered a terrorist attack, a volcanic explosion and a pandemic, and then 10 weeks before you go to the polls one of the country’s largest employers...

Carbon falls on smelter news

Tiwai Point smelter

Friday - Carbon prices have reacted to yesterday’s news that one of the country’s biggest electricity users and emitters of greenhouses gases is shutting up shop.


Friday - Negotiations for a free-trade agreement with the United Kingdom start on Monday.


Friday - Ten years ago, the New Zealand food industry was worried by research showing 21.5 per cent of British customers wouldn’t buy New Zealand produce because they were worried about food miles.

CARBON CUTS: Smelter signals end of aluminium emissions

Stew Hamilton

9 Jul 20 - One of New Zealand’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters is closing operations in New Zealand, potentially cutting the country’s missions by more than 1.5 million tonnes a year.

Carbon climbs to another new high

9 Jul 20 - New Zealand carbon prices are at a new high – but sellers are still not coming to the party.


9 Jul 20 - Applications to remove tree-weeds without incurring a carbon liability are now open.


9 Jul 20 - Ten years ago, heavy-emitting industries became eligible for free carbon credits for the first time. New Zealand Steel was the biggest beneficiary that year, receiving nearly half a million NZUs.

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